- Feelings of worry and fear
- Panic attacks, feelings of impending doom
- Constant state of hyper-excitability
What is withdrawal-induced anxiety?
Anxiety is one of the most common withdrawal symptoms to emerge or intensify while tapering off psychiatric drugs. Typically, people report feelings of worry and fear, panic attacks, and feelings of hyper-excitability or impending doom. Some experience anxiety almost constantly for a time, while others find it comes and goes in waves, sometimes associated with the time of day. For those who experienced anxiety prior to taking psychiatric drugs and/or withdrawing from them, it’s often reported that the anxiety during withdrawal is of a far different kind: extremely intense, bordering on terror, and with a “chemical feel”.